Work experience advice on when to apply and who to send your application to, as well as the best places to source work experience placements and how to make the most of your time with a company.
Work experience provides many benefits, giving you skills and experience that will allow you to stand out to potential employers as well as helping you choose the right sector to work in.
We've dedicated this area of the site to work experience advice, helping you find out when to apply and who to send your application to, as well as the best places to source work experience placements and how to make the most of your time with a company.
So read on to learn more about making the most of work experience opportunities.
Find out more about the IET’s Engineering Work Experience for All campaign - aiming to bring together employers, universities, further education colleges and policy-makers to collaborate on improving the quality of work experience opportunities available to engineering students.
The different types of work experience available, and what they entail.
Project-based work experience provides students an opportunity to gain practical experience of real-world business tasks, putting them a step ahead of peers who lack exposure to industry.
Work experience provides many benefits, giving you skills and experience that will allow you stand out to potential employers as well as helping you choose the right sector to work in.
Advice on finding work placements – the IET shows you where to look for engineering and technology work experience.
Who is the best person to approach at a company when you’re looking for work experience and how should you contact them? We let you know…
At what age, and how far in advance should you start to apply for work placements?
Engineering employers share what they look for from students applying for a work experience placement. Find out how to make yourself stand out – and what not to say or do!
SMEs vs larger corporates: what type of company offers the best work experience opportunities?
Advice on gaining the most from any work experience placement.
Finished uni and struggling to find work? Why not undertake some more work experience placements while you job hunt. Not only will they increase the experience and skills on your CV, they may also lead to a full time job.
Gained a variety of new skills through work experience? Here's how best to sell them to potential employers.
Did you know that many IT and engineering undergraduates achieve the competencies needed to obtain EngTech or ICTTech professional registration during an industry placement year?
Engineering and technology students tell us about their experiences on work placements and in what ways they've helped them with their studies and early careers.